Men represent the vast majority of Wind Turbine Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.08 per hour nationwide. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,660 - $74,065
$39K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,484
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$16.78 - $26.39
$17
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$26
MEDIAN: $21.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,660 - $74,065  
   
Bonus
$650 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$36,946 - $73,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.78 - $26.39  
   
Overtime
$23.42 - $38.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$650 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,946 - $73,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Wind turbine technicians identify, inspect, maintain and repair wind turbines to ensure proper quality control exists. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor's employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.
  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


Vestas Wind Systems A/S, EDF Energy, Invenergy LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Wind Turbine Technicians. For Wind Turbine Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Vestas Wind Systems A/S; in fact, median earnings sit around $53K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Wind Turbine Technician


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Wind Turbine Technicians who took the survey. Those who have experience with Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Systems Troubleshooting. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know Systems Troubleshooting.

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Key Stats for Wind Turbine Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries



National Average
$50,000

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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